Doug Henning Toronto Plaque

Sorry for the delay in posting this week folks. Things that are decidedly un-magical, like real life, can take priority sometimes.  Speaking of real life, this fascinating tidbit comes from the blog “Toronto Savvy.” It profiles a time when Doug wasn’t quite yet Doug. He was at a crossroads at whether to continue with schooling…

Chita Rivera on Merlin Mishaps

As I sit looking out my window on a rainy day in LA, what better time to have a laugh than Chita Rivera recounting a very unintentional and comic moment from”Merlin?” You don’t really hear Chita Rivera talking about “Merlin” much these days. So ,it’s nice to hear this anecdote and see some rare pictures…

Grand Illusions: Doug Segment

The above clip comes courtesy of Scott Wells of “The Magic Word Podcast.” It’s a brisk eight-minute biography of Doug from the 1998 multi-part documentary “Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic.” The segment itself is a an enjoyable jaunt through Doug life and career with commentary from such magic notables as Charles Reynolds, Jim Steinmeyer,…

Captain Kangaroo Appearance in Full

Way back when I began this website in 2017 (yes ages ago I know), I posted two rather grainy copies of Doug’s 1975 appearance on Bob Keeshan’s “Captain Kangaroo.” The clips were recorded off of someone’s TV and, to be truthful, were hard to really follow.  So, lo and behold, I recently came across this…

“The Magic of the Natural Law Party” Campaign Video-1993

If you have an hour and twelve minutes to kill, and want to hear more about Doug’s campaign for the Natural Law Party then you’re at the right place.  This extremely tranquil video from 1993 stands out for many reasons. Other than going into TM principles in more detail, it also curiously serves as a…

Doug Henning Lazer Carved Wood Art

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2019!  Without further ado, let’s get right down to it! In looking for a unique way to start a new year of posts, I came across a You Tube clip that may fill that bill perfectly. Published in 2012, this permanent tribute to the man and his work…